Tag Archives: Mobiles

Import of Mobiles Without Panic Button Allowed Until February, Says DoT

The Department of Telecom on Tuesday allowed import of mobile phones without panic button or emergency calling feature till February 28, 2017. “…it has been decided by the competent authority that the import of mobile phone handsets without Panic Button/Emergency call button feature prescribed as per ‘Panic Button and Global Positioning System Facility in all mobile phone handsets Rules 2016…shall ... Read More »

CES 2017: Intel Unveils a 5G Modem for Mobiles and Drones

Intel at CES 2017 in Las Vegas on Wednesday announced its 5G modem for mobiles, automobiles, and drones. The chipmaker claimed that its new 5G modem will be a “milestone for the industry” and added that this will enable businesses across the globe to develop and launch early 5G solutions. Intel’s 5G modem announcement come few months after Qualcomm’s 5G ... Read More »

Synaptics Launches Biometric Fusion Engine for Mobiles, Combining Fingerprint and Facial Recognition

Biometric authentications methods like fingerprint scanners have slowly made it to majority of smartphones adding at least basic level of security for users. However, attackers have found ways to bypass fingerprint scanners on smartphones that gives them access to the device. Synaptics has come out with a new system that combines fingerprint authentication and facial recognition for enhanced security and ... Read More »

US, UK Spies Targeted Airline Passengers’ Mobiles: Report

American and British spy agencies have tried to intercept data from passengers’ mobile phones on commercial airlines including Air France, French media has reported, citing documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The French flag-carrier was an early target of the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ as it was seen as a terrorist target and it carried ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Rs. 500, 1000 Notes Should Be Allowed for Purchase of Mobiles, Says ICA

Mobile phone industry body Indian Cellular Association has asked the government to allow use of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes for the purchase of handsets and claimed that their sales have come down by 50 percent due to cash crunch post demonetisation. In a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the association said, “The mobile handset sales have ... Read More »

Indus OS Partners With Karbonn Mobiles

Multi-lingual Android-based domestic operating system brand Indus OS on Wednesday announced its partnership with Karbonn Mobiles to provide a better experience for users pan-India. The partnership will be an add-on to the existing partnership with Micromax and two home-grown brands – Celkon and Swipe. “Our partnership with Karbonn is a testimony that smartphone brands are recognising the need for a ... Read More »

Flipkart’s Mobiles Mania Sale Sees discounts on Moto variety, Samsung Galaxy J5, and greater

Flipkart has announced its limited period ‘Mobiles Mania’ sale where clients will get discount on the whole Moto variety of products apart from other smartphones consisting of Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 among others. The sale starts Wednesday, and lasts until Thursday night time. The popular Moto G (Gen three) 16GB version, priced at Rs. 9,999, has Rs. 1,000 flat ... Read More »

Samsung Mobiles Named India’s Most Trusted Brand: TRA

Leading Korean smartphone maker Samsung Mobiles is India’s most trusted brand followed by Sony and LG, according to survey launched in Kolkata on Thursday. As per the ‘Brand Trust Report India Study 2016’ issued annually by the TRA, the top five most trusted brands are Samsung Mobiles, Sony, LG, Nokia and Tata. Automobile major Honda are at six followed by ... Read More »

DoT May Make It Mandatory for Mobiles to Support Local Languages

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to come out with regulations in 3-4 months that will make it mandatory for mobile phones to support Hindi and at least one regional language. The move is aimed at making users communicate in local languages and access government services like e-payment through mobile phones. “Three months down the line, there will be ... Read More »

Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon SoCs for Mobiles, Smartwatches; First Gigabit LTE Modem

Qualcomm Technologies on Thursday introduced three new mobile chipsets, namely the Snapdragon 625, Snapdragon 435, and the Snapdragon 425. All three will become available in smartphones from the second half of 2016. As per the company, “the advancements and innovations inside these mobile processors are designed to support better experiences, higher performance, and longer battery life.” It also unveiled a ... Read More »